July 3, 2020
Overview: Our Virtual Introduction to Residence at Hopewell
Those contemplating a stay at Hopewell are commonly facing a crisis. We know this very well. In turn we have designed two COVID-sensitive pathways to entering Hopewell.
One is for those coming directly from a clinical setting, such as a hospital inpatient unit or another residential care setting. In most cases, those coming from these settings will be able to directly enter the Hopewell residential program. For details, call Laura Scarnecchia, our Director of Admissions, at 440-426-2009.
The other pathway is for those coming from more risky community settings. It is our "virtual introduction program"--which provides both direct and immediate support with measures to keep our current residents safe.
Our virtual introduction to Hopewell for those coming from community settings initiates our clinical relationship with a prospective resident, introduces and orients them to Hopewell, and protects our current residents by requiring most prospective residents to be isolated from others for an individually-tailored period, typically seven days, before they can enter our residential community.
Involvement in Virtual Hopewell Programming
The prospective resident will engage in online telehealth for clinical and orientation programming. This will help them make progress on the goals that bring them to Hopewell, speed their transition into our community once they are in residence, and help manage the stresses of being in quarantine.
The purpose of quarantine is to protect our current residents through most prospective residents from community settings isolating themselves from other people for their individually designed quarantine period.
Prospective residents will commonly be accompanied by one family member or other support person during the first part, or all, of their quarantine.
A quarantine location will be mutually agreed to by Hopewell and the prospective resident/prospective resident family. It could include our Depot two-bedroom apartment on our property, or another location, typically within an easy non-stop drive of Hopewell.
In working with prospective residents and their families, we have found together many creative solutions to quarantine challenges that at first appeared impossible to overcome.
Testing and Vaccination During and After Quarantine
We currently have the availability to both provide tests and provide vaccines, although our access to neither of these is guaranteed.
Prospective residents agree to participate in and report to Hopewell the results of any COVID-19 testing deemed appropriate by Hopewell during their quarantine and during their residence, and to undertake any vaccination course deemed appropriate by Hopewell. Typically, a negative result on a test of a nasal sample taken late in quarantine will be required for entry.
Successfully Transitioning from Quarantine to Hopewell
Completing the quarantine means complying with all the requirements of the quarantine, being symptom free the entire period, and actively participating in clinical and orientation activities while in quarantine.
Upon successful completion of the quarantine, the prospective resident will begin in our residential program.
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